De Relatie Tussen Emotieregulatie en Agressie: Een Vergelijking Tussen Verschillende Meetmethodes
Seumeren, M. van
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Aggressive behavior is one of the most common forms of inappropriate behavior among children and could have short- and long-term negative effects. A possible cause of aggression is the way in which juveniles regulate their anger. The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between emotion regulation and aggression. In addition, it is examined what the difference is between measuring this relation with a weekly or monthly questionnaire. It was expected that there would be a relation between emotion regulation and aggression and that this relation would be stronger when it is measured by the weekly questionnaire. In this study 89 children participated from 8 to 12 years old. Four times they filled in a weekly questionnaire about their emotion regulation and aggressive behavior. In addition they completed the FEEL-KJ and the IRPA, the FEEL-KJ is an instrument that maps out children’s emotion regulation strategies and the IRPA is an instrument that measured the possible proactive and reactive aggression in children. The results show that the relation between emotion regulation and aggression is found, with both measuring methods. In addition there was no significant difference in measuring this relation with the weekly or monthly questionnaire. These findings can be used for developing and to refine different designs for effective emotion regulation trainings and aggression prevention trainings.